This black-and-white United States Navy Training Film, produced by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc. in 1960, is titled “Damage Control: Shipboard Fire Fighting, Basic” and covers shipboard fire-fighting basics. The picture opens with ships at sea an a reminder that vessels underway are at constant risk of fire, which can spread and place both the ship and her crew in danger. It is up to the sailors on board to know how to extinguish a blaze should one occur, the narrator explains starting at mark 00:45. At mark 01:10, the narrator discusses assignment of ship personnel to a fire party and the role of each man in that party in combatting a fire. At mark 02:00, the narrator identifies the various steps in fire suppression: locating and reporting the fire, isolating the fire area, fighting the fire, and overhauling the area, and setting a reflash watch. Each topic is discussed in greater detail as the film continues, with proper courses of action shown either through animations or practice drills. By mark 11:25, the narrator is ready to review the steps already covered, giving sailors a chance to once again cover the proper procedures. “Remember, fighting a fire aboard ship is a complicated operation…,” the narrator says starting at mark 13:25. “Fire is your enemy.”
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